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Devonshire Parish/Bermuda

Introducing Devonshire Parish

Sitting smack in the center of Bermuda, Devonshire takes its name from an English earl who never set foot in the parish. Most tourists seem to follow suit by bypassing Devonshire. It's a shame, because what Devonshire does have to offer is the real deal - a genuine slice of untouristy Bermuda. So get off the bus or pull over your scooter and take a closer look.

Think gardens, birdwatching, lesser-known historic sights and little parks with water views. Admire the early 18th-century Palmetto House, maintained by the Bermuda National Trust and notable for its interesting architectural features. Or perhaps take a picnic and relax in the green surrounds of Palmetto Park or tiny Robinson Bay Park while admiring the sea views.

If you're feeling a little more active, explore the borders of Devonshire Marsh, keeping a sharp eye out for birdlife. Devonshire Parish also has the closest golf course to the City of Hamilton and is home to a couple of the island's main sports arenas.